December 15, 2017
2017 was a great year for cars. With 2018 just around the corner, here are three interesting models that we are looking forward to seeing and testing out in the new year.
The 2018 Lexus LS is a thing of beauty. The luxury sedan has a horsepower of 416, can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds, and estimates about 28 miles per gallon when highway driving.
Lexus made sure to make the seats as soft as possible so that passengers can have the ultimate luxury experience while being in the car. They have also increased the amount of legroom in the rear and shotgun seats, and gave the shotgun seat the ability to fully recline. Talk about ultimate relaxation.
For the exterior, the luxury car manufacturer kept the front end of the car in line with the brand’s overall design language. The front of the vehicle has a spindle grille and headlights placed at sharp angles. The car has also been given flowing character lines on the sides and a much more rounded form on the rear fender. This car does not contain the sharp lines that other Lexus models have.
Lexus has always been at the forefront of luxury but with the LS, they give luxury a warm and welcoming feel.
In the words of Audi, the Q8 concept combines the spaciousness of an SUV with the emotional lines of a coupe. The car measures 16.5 feet long and has a wheelbase of 9.8 feet, meaning it has plenty of room for passengers and any extra tricky luggage. There is also plenty of head room and shoulder room for passengers. A compact car that is roomy? Sign us up!
The Q8 makes use of large touchscreens in the cockpit and an expanded version of Audi’s virtual cockpit. The car also comes with a contact-analogue head-up display and uses intelligent augmented reality technology to combine the real world of your surroundings with the virtual world of social media.
The Q8’s performance specs make the car even more desirable. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that gives the car a horsepower of 333. The vehicle is also estimated to go from 0-60 in 5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 155 mile per hour. The vehicle also contains a rear-mounted lithium ion battery. When switched to all-electric, the car has a range of 37 miles and can be charged in two and a half hours.
The 2018 model of the XC60 is undergoing a major redesign since the model launched 9 years ago. Volvo claims that this model will be one of the safest models they have ever built. One of the groundbreaking safety features included in this vehicle is Oncoming Lane Mitigation that can help prevent head-on collisions. The car also comes with a 360-degree camera that can give drivers a more complete look at their surrounding areas. This will help drivers when they find themselves in locations with impaired visibility.
The vehicle will come in two models: the standard model that runs on gas, and a plug-in hybrid model. Both models will come with the standard all-wheel drive system that will help drivers navigate rough terrain like icy roads or rainy conditions.
In terms of performance, this car can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds, reaching a top speed of 140 miles per hour. The engine is a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that reaches a horsepower of 250 and contains a torque of 258 lbs-ft.
Volvo has always been known for making safe vehicles that perform well. The XC60 is another testament to that reputation.